According to the World Health Organization, one in three women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually from a male partner. In a video that’s quickly going viral online — hailed as one of the most powerful videos of the entire year, and a must-see for every single person — Care Norway is calling out to fathers everywhere.
#DearDaddy is a five-minute-long film that takes viewers on a woman’s journey through her life’s relationships with men, beginning from life in the womb. The woman is speaking to her father, warning him about the violence she will inevitably face — and how he may have, unknowingly, helped to perpetuate the never-ending cycle of and abuse and excuses.
“I will be born a girl which means by the time I am 14, the boys in my class would have called me a w***e, a b***h, a c**t, and many other things. It’s just for fun of course, something boys do. So you won’t worry and I understand that. Perhaps you did the same when you were young, I’m sure you didn’t mean anything by it. Still, some of the other people won’t get the joke.”
By the end, the woman is grown-up and has endured an abusive relationship. She reveals her final plea to her own father. When I heard it, I got chills.
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